Aron Johannsson has found appearances few and far between since his move to the Bundesliga in 2015. However, a strong performance last weekend in Bundesliga play looks to have carried over for the striker.
Johannsson netted his first goal of the season seven minutes into Werder Bremen’s German Cup quarterfinal match at Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday. Three minutes after Max Kruse had given the visitors the lead from the penalty spot, Johannsson added to it by scoring on a chipped effort.
Johannsson later came off as a halftime substitute, as Bremen fell 4-2 in extra time. (UPDATED: Werder Bremen head coach Florian Kohfeldt said afterwards that the striker left the game with a hip injury, though it is not deemed to be too serious)
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Johannsson’s goal was his first since Sept. 11, 2016, which was Werder Bremen’s lone tally in a 2-1 loss vs. Augsburg. After Tuesday’s appearance, the forward has now made 22 appearances for Werder Bremen between league and cup matches since signing in 2015, scoring four goals.